Friday, March 23, 2012

Operation "Evict Boogies"

Yup that's right, operation. We confirmed at Violet's ENT appointment this morning that the hard-core dose of antibiotics and steroid did the trick. Unfortunately that magic cocktail only held the sinus infection off for barely a week before it came back again. So we are having her Adenoids removed and her sinuses opened up in an out patient procedure on April 4.

It's a little scary for us that she has to go under anesthesia, but we're told that the whole ordeal should be fairly easy for Violet.

It was amazing to see the dramatic results in Violet's behavior and overall demeanor when she was without congestion. She was a much happier kid. So, we're excited that this should give her the relief that she deserves and has needed for over a year now.

We'll be with you all the way, Violet!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Squarefoot Gardening

As if raising Violet (age 3) and Vivian (age 16 months) wasn't enough responsibility and time, we've added tomatoes, pepper, okra, parsnips, green beans, watermelon, cantalope, honeydew and two varieties of squash to our family. Stop by in 6-8 weeks for some fresh produce.

Here's Violet modeling our Squarefoot Garden

Hmmmm, thought about making this an outdoor pack-n-play

Tried really hard to get them both looking at the camera and smiling. This is the best I could do.

Pepper and tomatoes are transplants, all the rest are seeds.

2012 Zilker Park Kite Festival

Amazing festival, amazing day at the Zilker Kite Festival. So happy to run into cousins Trevor, Laurel, Austin & Ashna on our way in.

Violet lookin' fly, and about to fly

Flying her kite all by herself

Help from daddy to get the kite "up the sky".

Vivian was happy on the blanket, watching the kites and eating snacks.

Violet's Birthday Fun

A custom painted Violet Flyer for Violet on her 3rd birthday and a umbrella that's just the right size.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Violet Verbatim

Overheard this morning while eating Cheerios with banana:

"This is the life."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Butterfly Conservatory in Key West

The Keys To A Good Time

Great trip to FL this year with the Robillard/Armstrong/Cook/Raudabaugh families. Finally getting around to posting the pics.

Daddy and Vivian at the No Name Pub

Violet, Travis, and Trevor after a long day

Aunt Rene and Vivian at the pool

High stakes game of who-knows-what

Vivian, Violet and Owen!